• As Willie and Mary strolled by the seaside

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    English Mr. Brown learned this song from his mother. An additional verse not on the record is: "Oh do not despair, precious Mary," he said As he clasped the fair maid in his arms. To the church he rep…

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  • Oh I'm a jolly Irishman

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Railway song

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  • Chicago gambler

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Mr. Brown learned this song when he was a small boy. He thinks he learned it in the lumber camps.

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  • Reuben Ranzo

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey Whaler's song Mr. Brown learned this song on a freighter running from San Francisco to Falmouth, England. The rope's bite is the middle of the coil. To splice the main brace is to issue a…

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  • Yankee ship came down the river

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey Mr. Brown learned this song aboard a British freighter which ran from Bellingham, Washington, to Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Brown was at sea for eight years, and started sailing when he was abou…

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  • We will haul - we will pull

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey

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  • Sic 'em Jack - Now he's sorry that he spoke

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Miscellaneous

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  • Ship was becalmed in a tropical sea

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey Mr. Brown learned this song aboard a sailing ship; he was around Cape Horn three times on a sailing vessel. Mr. Brown was becalmed three weeks on the Atlantic. They caught rain water for f…

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  • Jim Blake

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Railway song Mr. Brown learned this song from his mother. It is older than "Casey Jones."

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  • Preacher went a-hunting

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    American ballad

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  • Strike up the band, here comes a sailor

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey This is a whaler's song, sung in parts. It sounds like a "popular" song, that was popular with sailors.

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  • O it's nine years ago I was diggin' in the land

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Irish This was one of Mr. Brown's mother's songs.

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  • Conversation on the method of singing sea shanties

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chanty

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  • O love is such a very funny thing

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Miscellaneous Mr. Brown learned this song from his mother, and used to sing it at home. The last verse is extemporaneous.

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  • O Whiskey Johnny

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey Mr. Brown made up some of the lines to fill in the lines he couldn't remember. "This is the way the singer used to do on shipboard."

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  • So merry, so merry are we

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Sea chantey

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  • My father was a Dutchman

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Miscellaneous

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  • Dying Wisconsin soldier

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Civil War song This song was supposed to have been composed by a Wisconsin Civil War veteran. Mr. Brown learned it from his mother. She learned it from her father, who was a veteran of the Civil War,…

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  • Ship that never returned

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Seaman's song Mr. Brown learned this song from his mother, who was of Holland Dutch and Scotch extraction, and lived near Millsville. His father was English.

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  • Crazy song

    Brown, Noble B. , b. 1885? (Creator) et al

    Lumberjack Mr. Brown learned this song in the lumber camps as a boy. The tune is a stock lumberjack tune (re: Little brown bulls).

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